10:30 Sunday Morning Service
16650 Sumpter Rd, Belleville MI 48111

Who we are

We understand how stepping into an unfamiliar church for the first time can be a little intimidating and maybe even uncomfortable for some people. However, we think you will feel the love and warmth of caring people at River of Life. We are an intimate and dynamic church, with people from every walk of life.

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Our Journey

Watch our Journey video and learn our history.

A Place For Everyone

River Kids
STAND Student Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Women’s Ministry
Above Rubies
Life Groups
Royal Rangers
Girl’s Ministries

Meet the Team

Rev. Eddie & Malinda Marcum

Lead Pastor

Eddie and Malinda have been at ROL since its beginning in 2002. Together they served as Youth Pastors for 11 years. After the retirement of his parents and Founding Pastors, Rev. Paul and Mary Marcum, in January 2013, Eddie and Malinda accepted the position of Lead Pastors. Eddie is an ordained minister and Police Chaplain for Van Buren township. They were married in 1992 and have two amazing daughters, Felicia and Mirranda. Eddie loves the outdoors, coffee and football!

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.” Ephesians 3:20-21

For more of their story and how they became lead Pastors of ROL, watch our Journey Video

Rev. Stephen & Lindsay Marcum

Assistant Pastor

Steve and Lindsay have been at River of Life since the beginning in 2002. Over the years they have held various positions and roles. They are currently serving as Assistant Pastors and Worship Leaders. Steve oversees our Directors Staff as well as various administrative duties. He is a Credential holder with the Assemblies of God and has a desire to help others grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and to serve the local church in any way he can.
They were married in June of 2000 and have four children; Joshua, Lydia, Isaiah and Josiah.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” Philippians 1:6

Malinda Marcum
River of Life – First Lady

Malinda was saved in 1998 and has been passionate about knowing Jesus ever since. She and Pastor Eddie were married in 1992 and have two beautiful daughters. For a pastime, Malinda would choose spending time with her family over anything else. She will graduate in 2021 with her counseling degree.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”Philippians 4:13
Malinda Marcum

Lindsay Marcum
River of Life – Women’s Director

Lindsay has been with ROL since the beginning in 2002. She has a passion for building healthy, godly relationships within ROL’s community of women. She is a wife, mother, and author. Lindsay is an extrovert who’s never met a stranger. Since she has quite an adventurous nature, her favorite quote is, “Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it yet.” -LM Montgomery.“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Lindsay Marcum

Joe & Nancy Denis
River of Life – Life Group Directors

Joe and Nancy were both born and raised in Michigan, where they were married in 1999. They are proud parents of Kennidy, Isaac, and Jackson. They began attending ROL in 2017, and both have a calling for music and worship. One of their favorite things is to vacation with family in the mountains. Joe and Nancy have a passion to see people connect in the church and put roots deep in the community.

“We truly believe life is better when we are together.”

Joe and Nancy Denis

Pastor John Sherman
River of Life – Facilities Director

John has been married to his wife, Donna, for 39 years. They have three children and three grandchildren. He served in the U.S. Marines for 13 years and worked in the Bureau of Prisons for 21 years. He was a professional chef for 35 years. He Graduated in the AIM (Advance in Ministry) Program.
He currently serves as the ROL Facilities Director and Security Director, as well as the Sanitation overseer.
John has a servant’s heart. It’s his desire to serve the Pastoral staff as
he earnestly serves his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.Pastor John Sherman
Felicia Marcum & Lindsay Andrade
River of Life – River Kids Director

Lindsay lives in Ypsilanti with her husband, Alanzo, and their son, Theodore. She loves teaching second graders at an elementary school in Canton. However, teaching in River Kids and seeing the Bible come to life with our group each Sunday is her favorite part of the week. Her hobbies include reading for fun and watching baking shows!

“Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

Lindsay Andrade

Felicia was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ at a very early age. She jumped into ministry with both feet, serving in Nursery at 12 years old. Her passion for ministry has developed and increased over the years, and she now serves in many different areas at ROL. She is the Social Media Director, as well as the Media Team leader. Professionally, Felicia is a full-time Social Worker. She loves coffee.

“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21

Felicia Marcum

Dr. CaVar Reid
River of Life – STAND Director

CaVar gave his life to Jesus at nine years old through the ministry of his parents, Bishop and Sis. Reid, leaders of the City of Faith Church of God, Bronx, NY. At age 12 he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and since then has completely sold out to the gospel. CaVar holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, and a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan. Professionally, he serves as the Senior Program Manager for UM’s Wolverine Pathways Program. His greatest purpose, however, is to serve the Lord in holiness and help others do the same.

CaVar Reid

Mirranda DeWitt
River of Life – Missions Director

Mirranda is a burst of energy and spark of joy that ROL couldn’t do without. Saved as a child, Mirranda’s passionate love for God shows in every aspect of her life. Mirranda was married to her Prince Charming, Tyler, in early 2020. She has been an ESL teacher for eight years, and just received her Master’s of Education, TESOL. Mirranda also runs The Stream, ROL’s coffee shop, where all proceeds go to Missions.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Mirranda DeWitt

Gary Glitz
River of Life – Mens Director

Gary accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior in 1994. He and his wife, Mary, were married in 1987 and have 4 children and 5 grandchildren with one on the way. They love spending time with their family.

Gary has been attending ROL since 2017, although he has served in ministry in various positions since 1994. Gary’s passion is to encourage men in their personal walk with the Lord.

They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

Gary Glitz

Tanesha Rosser

River of Life – Girls Ministries Director
Tanesha gave her life to God at an early age, but as life went on, walked away from Him. In 2014 she visited River of Life and in 2015 rededicated her life to the Lord, and has been attending ROL ever since. She’s married to Gerald and they have three beautiful children: Brittany, Maia and Gerald Jr. They also have five grandchildren.

Tanesha has been a teacher for 21 years.
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippines 4:13

Tanesha Rosser